Posted on May 20, 2011


Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference Speakers announced

What follows is a list of speakers by category.  CLICK HERE FOR PASSES AND TICKETS


– Honourable Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Tourism & Culture
– Karen Thorne Stone, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC).


– Wim Wenders, Germany, PINA
– Graeme Ferguson, Canada, IMAX 3D pioneer
– Catherine Owens, UK-USA, U23D
– Munro Ferguson, Canada, Stereo Lab NFB
– Ali Kazimi, Canada, Filmmaker, York University
– James Stewart, Canada, Geneva Films
– Pierre Abou Chacra, UAE, DMC
– Alan Goldman, Emily Carr University


– Don Carmody, Canada, Resident Evil: Afterlife
– Gian Piero Ringel, Germany, PINA
– Jonathan Barker, Canada, Bugs, Flight of the Butterflies
– Diane Woods, Canada, A Park for all Seasons

Stereographers / Cinematographers / Capture

– Paul Taylor, USA, Supervising Stereographer
– Peter Anderson – ASC, USA, DoP U23D
– Michael Verity, UK, Return to Fogo in 3D
– Aleksander Melkoumov,  Russia, Stereokino
– Florian Maier, Germany, Stereotech
– Brent Robinson, Canada
– Tim Dashwood, Canada, Stereo3D Unlimited
– Bill White, Founder 3DCC
– Eric Edmeades,  CEO Kerner

Post production / VFX experts

– Rob Burton, VP Technology Arc Productions
– Ken MacNeil, President Creative Post
– Matt Cahill, Post production supervisor Saw 3D
– Tom Burns, Director, Post-production Infrastructure Technicolor
– Dennis Berardi, President Mr. X Inc.
– Nick Iannelli, VP Post-production Deluxe
– Chris Wallace- Senior DI colorist
– Peter Armstrong- DI Manager
– Motassem Younes- Editor
– Nick Paulozza- Imaging Supervisor
– Gregor Hutchison- Post Supervisor

Science and Technology

– Samuel Zhou, VP Image Technology IMAX
– Steve Roberts, President EyeOn Eyeon
– Matt Cowan, Chief Scientific Officer RealD
– Carlos Vasquez,  Research Scientist CRC Advanced Video Systems
– Kevin Tuer,  Managing Director Canadian Digital Media Network and Vice-President Digital Media for Communitech
– Paul Salvini, Chief Technology Officer and VP Canadian Operations Side Effects Software Inc.

Visual and Media Artists

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, UK – M.A.R.S.
Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno & Jerome Bongiorno, USA, Capturing Cities in 3D
Leila Sujir, Canada, Between 2 Breaths
David Clark, Canada, Canada, Spaced Out: Immersive Game Technology in Real Spaces
– Maria Lantin, Emily Carr, Canada, Time and Space Manipulation in 3D
William Le Maitre, Canada, Edia’s dividuals: the distributed self in digital space

Vision Researchers

– Rob Allison, York University, Canada, Perceptual artefacts in stereoscopic 3D film
– Laurie Wilcox, York University, Canada, The role of monocular regions in depth percepts from stereopsis
– Marty Banks, University of California, Berkeley USA Temporal Presentation Protocols in Stereo Display.
– Nicholas Wade, University of Dundee , UK, The experimental origins of cinema and stereo

Cinema Studies Scholars and Historians

– Thomas Elsaesser, Netherlands, The Return of 3D: Revolution, Retrenchment or Panic Reaction?
Philippe Mora, USA, The Search for 3D in the Third Reich
– Mike Zryd, York University, Canada, Dimensionality in an Expanded Plane: American Avant-Garde Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s
– Ron Burnett, Emily Carr, Canada, S3D Experimentation in Film, Animation, and Hybrid Forms
– Charles Acland, Concordia University, Canada, The Quiet Years of James Cameron
– Haidee Wasson, Concordia University, Canada, Film Technologies and Corporate Utopias: The Case of the New York World’s Fair (1939)
– Janine Marchessault, York University, Canada, Norman McLaren’s Total Cinema: 3D visions at the Festival of Britain
– David Harris Smith, York University, Canada, Immersive Cinema Innovation and the NFB
– Sanja Obradovic, York University, Canada, Developments in Stereo 3D as Nation-Building Projects